Panos Loupasis, Vice President Development, Middle East, Eurasia & Africa at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts discusses the region’s thriving hotel industry and the trends taking shape. April is peak season for hospitality activity in the Middle East, not strictly business specific, but also in terms of communicating and highlighting the...
As it stands, Lebanon has over 4,700 registered industrial firms, which exported products valued at USD 2.61 billion in 2017. One-quarter of these belong to the agro-food sub-sector, making it the country’s second biggest export
A research paper by Drees & Sommer global hospitality team has revealed the pre-opening pitfalls of the Middle East’s hotel industry. It found that over 67 percent of new hotel openings are delayed due to poor communication, contractor time pressures and delayed sub-contractor activities. The findings of the research paper,...
Euromonitor International’s megabrands report is a ranking of the top 100 most successful fast-moving consumer goods (fmcg) brands worldwide. Changes in how people research and shop online and the importance of different regions are raising the question of where companies should focus their resources most effectively.
The president of the Lebanese Franchise Association (LFA), Yahya Kassaa, talks to HN about some of the most interesting local and international franchises currently in operation, the top-performing F&B brands, the challenges operators face, alongside possible solutions, and the association’s past and future targets
F&B operators and investors in the region have certainly faced turbulent times in recent years. Fortunately, there’s still good news to share, despite the difficulties, as Toufic Akl, partner, operations, at Hodema Consulting Services, reveals
He entered the Lebanese F&B industry in 2000, when still fairly young and studying for a civil engineering degree at LAU. Being a nightlife enthusiast himself, Marc Chehade decided to set up a company called Managing and Engineering F&B Concepts (MEC) and, as CEO, opened the first bar in Monot Street, named Rounders
The US-based National Restaurant Association (NRA) is the largest foodservice trade association in the world, supporting nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses. Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of research at the NRA, discusses the factors to consider, before taking the franchising plunge